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Ajax Marlowe
Posted - 2007.07.15 00:08:00 - [1]
 

Sorry, lost this little piece of info...can someone list damage types done per drone type, eg "Thermal = Ogre, etc" Thx!

GC13
Caldari
Species 5618
R0ADKILL
Posted - 2007.07.15 00:18:00 - [2]
 

EM
Acolyte
Infiltrator
Praetor

Thermal
Hobgoblin
Hammerhead
Ogre

Kinetic
Hornet
Vespa
Wasp

Explosive
Warrior
Valkyrie
Berserker

Mos Superum
Gallente
Child Head Injury and Laceration Doctors
Posted - 2007.07.15 00:35:00 - [3]
 

Speaking of drone damage types, I've been told that carrying a mix of thermal and kinetic damage drones is generally good for PvE. Yes?

Mos Superum

Gojyu
Ever Flow
Axiom Empire
Posted - 2007.07.15 00:40:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: Gojyu on 15/07/2007 00:40:22
Originally by: Mos Superum
Speaking of drone damage types, I've been told that carrying a mix of thermal and kinetic damage drones is generally good for PvE. Yes?

Mos Superum


As a drone focussed character, I would say no. NPC's may be weak against certain damage types, but even so, thermal drones are still going to do equivalent dps than if you were to use an em drone against something weak against em. The only non-thermal drones I take out of the hangar are usually Wardens, ogres are just too good not to use

Hammer Judge
Southern Cross Incorporated
Angels Of Discord
Posted - 2007.07.15 06:49:00 - [5]
 

Gojyu, do you use Ogre (and its little brothers) against the drone NPCs in our regions, or choose the EM (which they're susceptible too, plus the EM drones are much faster).

Gojyu
Ever Flow
Axiom Empire
Posted - 2007.07.15 11:11:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Hammer Judge
Gojyu, do you use Ogre (and its little brothers) against the drone NPCs in our regions, or choose the EM (which they're susceptible too, plus the EM drones are much faster).


Yup, I use gallente drones against drone rats for two reasons

1) Although I haven't actually timed it, ogres seem to kill drone bs' around 20% (just off the top of my head, I'll actually time it in a few days) faster than praetors
2) My ratting ship of choice is a nos-domi, which means I generally have to close, get aggro and then release my drones- this makes ogre speeds a moot point seeing as how I might only let them out of the hangar at 25km to the enemy

F'nog
Amarr
Viziam
Posted - 2007.07.15 11:50:00 - [7]
 

To point out possible further points of contention, I feel that I should blatantly explicate the following:

1) Amarr = EM

2) Caldari = Kinetic

3) Gallente = Thermal

4) Minmatar = Explosive

BluOrange
Gallente
The OZ Hunters and Mercenary Association
Black Scope Project
Posted - 2007.07.15 14:04:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Mos Superum
Speaking of drone damage types, I've been told that carrying a mix of thermal and kinetic damage drones is generally good for PvE. Yes?

Mos Superum


There are a number of charts and other references out there that will tell you what damage type you should use against a particular type of NPC. If you're a mission runner, you should keep all of the different drone types on hand, and select the one that is best for each particular mission. If you're a ratter, find out what damage type hurts your local rats the most, and use that.

As a Gallente, I tended to prefer not to use thermal or kinetic drones, since I was using railguns that already deliver those two damage types. If in doubt, hit them with a variety of damage types.


 

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